Glenn Cockerham, MD

Glenn Cockerham, MD

Ophthalmology Palo Alto, CA

National Program Director, VA Ophthalmology Service

Office Address

  • 3801 Miranda Avenue
    Va Palo Alto, Ophthalmology Section 112-B1
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

Glenn Cockerham, MD

Ophthalmology Palo Alto, CA

National Program Director, VA Ophthalmology Service

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Ophthalmology: Anterior Segment Related, Cataract Related, Cornea & External Disease
  • Clinical Interests: Trauma; Cataract; Cornea; Cornea; Trauma; Cataract; Eye Pathology

Education & Medical Training

  • Aerospace Medicine Primary Course
  • Armed Forces Institute of Path
  • Distinction University of Mississippi
  • Harvard Medical SchoolHarvard Medical School
  • Malcolm Grow Medical Center
  • University of Mississippi School of MedicineUniversity of Mississippi School of Medicine
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2003 - 2015
  • American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology, 1991

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Olin Teague Award for War-related Research Most Beneficial to VeteransVeterans Health Administration, 2009
  • Best Paper AwardNeuro-Ophthalmology Section, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2009
  • Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology, 2007

Publications & Presentations


Books/Book Chapters

  • Ophthalmic Surgery: Principles and Techniques. Chapter: Traumatic cataract with other anterior segment surgery Page 152 - 162
    Cockerham GC, Kenyon KR, Rapoza PA
    Editors: Albert DM.Cambridge: Blackwell Science
  • Corneal Surgery: Theory, Technique, and Tissue. Chapter: Conjunctival flaps Page 135 - 141
    Cockerham GC, Foster CS
    Editors: Brightbill FS.St. Louis: Mosby
    Edition 3,
  • Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology. Chapter: Astigmatism and cataract surgery Page 1538 - 1550
    Cockerham GC, Hettinger ME, Azar DT
    Editors: Albert DM, Jakobiec FA.W.B. Saunders


  • Retrocorneal membrane: A morphologic and immunohistochemical study of eleven cases. Cockerham GC, Hidayat AA, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl) 1997;38:1086
  • Histopathologic characteristics of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome. Cockerham KP, Cockerham GC, Hidayat AA, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl) 1998;39:1014
  • Posterior polymorphous dystrophy: An immunohistochemical and ultrastructural study of four cases. Cockerham GC, Hidayat AA, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl) 1999;40:331


  • Plenary Meeting of the Council of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Chicago, IL
  • Dry eye disease in veterans with neurotrauma. Military Vision Symposium, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston MA
  • War-related eye injuries. Blinded Veterans of America Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada


  • Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome: New clinicopathologic findings in four patients. Cockerham KP, Hidayat AA, Cockerham GC, et al, Arch Ophthalmol 2000;118:227-232.
  • Primary graft failure: A clinicopathologic and molecular analysis. Cockerham GC, Bijwaard K, Zong MS, Hidayat AA, Font RL, McLean IW, Ophthalmology 2000:107:2083-2090
  • Primary graft failure caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (Letter). Cockerham GC, Cornea 2001;20:774-775

Professional Memberships"

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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